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jettison

jet·ti·son

jettison

 
pronunciation:
je tih sn [or] je tih zn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: jettisoned, jettisoning, jettisons
definition 1: to throw (objects) from a ship or airplane to lighten or stabilize it, as in a storm.
synonyms:
deep-six
similar words:
cast, chuck, dump, toss
definition 2: to abandon, discard, or cancel (something that is unnecessary or a hindrance).
They jettisoned their travel schedule to come home early.
synonyms:
abandon, cancel, discard
antonyms:
keep, retain, salvage
similar words:
deep-six, dump, scrap, scratch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the action of throwing objects from a ship or airplane, to lighten or stabilize it.
definition 2: jettisoned objects.
synonyms:
jetsam
antonyms:
salvage
similar words:
debris, flotsam
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The word jettison contains the following part: